Tuesday, October 28, 2008

County member Maya Robertson is selling her 3 month old Ping Driver. It is a 14 degree ladies shaft Ping G5. The selling price is £85.00, less than half the original price.
Interested? Then give Maya a call on 01887 829781.
If you have any equipment you would like me to place on the web then give me an email with the details.

Monday, October 27, 2008


Yesterday we held our first ever Junior get together and Prize giving at Strathmore Golf Centre and what a successful day we had. Strathmore Golf Centre as always were very gracious hosts and we were very lucky to have their 9 hole Leitfie Course all to ourselves! We held a 9 holes, shotgun start, Texas Scramble. Our thanks go to 11 ladies who came along to help on the day, they were Carol Lambie, Lenore Kyle, Dawn Butchart, Pam Drysdale, Laura Walker, Pat Colquhoun, Liz Miskimmin, Janet Griffiths, Dot Doris, Jackie Moran and Shona Leighton. Lenore, Dawn, Laura, Pat, Janet, Dot, Jackei and Shona were team captains and Pam, Lenore and Liz walked round to support all the teams. Also a huge thank you to you our players, it really was a fanatstic turnout.

We all enjoyed our game and the winners of the Texas Scramble were Ailie Burnett and Elise Henderson along with Team Captain Laura Walker who returned a par matching 29. 2nd place was Dawns Team with 31 and third place Dot's team with 32. Well done all who took part and sorry about the wee bit of rain at the end!

Following our game we all enjoyed a very nice lunch and some yummy cakes. We then asked our President Liz Miskimmin to present the prizes which had been won over the season. Our Scratch Champion Ailie Burnett closed the day with a vote of thanks to all who had helped and support the juniors throughout the year.

It was a super day which I am sure the juniors all enjoyed. Well done to all the prizewinners, below is a slide show of the day. If you would like any of the photos just email me and I will be happy to send them to you.

Friday, October 24, 2008


Our AGM and dinner was held last night at Craigiehill Golf Club and what a fantastic turnout it was. As all who were there heard, this year has been a particularly successful year for P&K. Our squad of players have excelled themselves and their list of achievements are second to none. Below is a quick resume of their individual achievements.

Carly Booth:
Carly was selected to play in the GB&I Curtis Cup Team and was the youngest ever member of the Team. She qualified to the final stages of the British Womens Open Amateur Golf Championship at North Berwick. Carly won the Scottish Girls (Close) Amateur Championship at Alyth. She was selected to represent Scotland at the Girls Home Internationals at Panmure Barry and she played her way into the final stages of the British Open Strokeplay championships at Malone golf Club in Ireland. Along with fellow Scottish team mate Kelsey Macdonald she won the girls team trophy at Belgian Junior International Tournament. Carly was also once again chosen to represent the European Team in the Junior Ryder Cup in America this year.

Alexandra Bushby:
Alex made the cut in the Helen Holm Scottish Women's open amateur stroke-play championship. She broke the Lansdowne Course record which had stood at 74 since 1997 by returning a fantastic 71. Alex won the North of Scotland Championship at Strathmore and qualified into the matchplay stages of the English Mid Amateur Championship and made it through to the semi final stages. Alex also won the Perth and Kinross County Champion of Champions at Gleneagles in September but the highlight of Alex’s year must have been earlier this month when she took part in the SLGA Champion of Champions at Glasgow Gailes. Following a 76 over the par 75 course she was then involved in a sudden death play off with fellow team mate Carly Booth. Alex birdied the first extra hole to lift the trophy.

Annabel Niven:
Annabel was chosen to represent Scotland a the Under 16 Open Stroke Championship at Craigielaw and was top Scot finishing 12th. She was nominated by the SLGA to play in the R&A Junior Open golf championship at Hesketh and won the Nordic & Central European Trophy for the best nett score of both boys and girls. She was also selected to represent Scotland in the Girls Home Internationals at Panmure Barry.

Roseanne Niven:
Not only Qualified to the matchplay stages of the British Women's Open Amateur Golf Championship at North Berwick but made it through to the semi final stages. She was 5th in the Finnish Open and was placed 7th at the Scottish Under 21 Girls Open Championship at Powfoot. The pinnacle of Roseanne’s achievement for this year was wining the British Women's Open Championship at the Malone Club in Belfast. Roseanne’s final round 69 took her into a sudden death play off with fellow scot Kylie Walker where she lifted the trophy following a birdie at the first extra hole. This win, entitles Roseanne to play in the Rioch British Women’s Open Championship at Royal Lytham St Annes in 2009. Roseanne has since went on to be selected for the Scottish Team at the World Amateur Team Championship in Adelaide.

Eve Muirhead:
Broke the Pitlochry Course record with a sparkling 69 during the qualifying round of the Highland Open and went on to win the event. She made her way through to the qualifying stages of the Scottish Girls (Close) Amateur Championship at Alyth and won her first round match but then came up against the eventual winner Carly in the second round. Eve placed 7th in the Scottish Under 21 girls open championship at Powfoot and qualified through to the matchplay stages of the British Girls Open Amateur Championship at Monifieth. She was the last Scot standing after two rounds. We can not ignore Eve’s other sporting achievement this year when she was named in the 6 strong ladies curling squad for the 2010 winter Olympics.

Emily Ogilvy:
Emily endured a very serious shoulder injury over the winter but she came back in great spirit making the county championship her first competitive round of the season. She then went onto qualify into the matchplay stages of the Scottish Amateur Golf Championship at Lossiemouth. Emily also qualified to the final stages of the British Women's Open Amateur Golf Championships at North Berwick and progressed to the final qualifying stages of the British Open at Berkshire. Emily was also selected to represent Scotland in the Ladies Home International Matches at Wrexham Golf Club.

Laura Walker:
County Champion 2008 and was the run away winner of the 2008 County Order of Merit.

As you can see an extremely busy year for the girls and one which we should all be very proud of.

Next year is the Counties Centenary and we will be holding an extra County Meeting to celebrate this event. We will make this event special by have nearest the pin, longest drives etc as well as playing for a brand new Centenary Trophy. So when you all receive your fixture cards put that date in your diary as priority!! Last night I announced that the teams black gillets seem to be very popular and next year we will be selling them to all members to mark the County's Centenary and after last night I already have lots of orders! We will bring along different sizes for you to try on at the first two or so meetings next year and the ordered gillets will be available for the Centenary event.

My sincere thanks go to all members for making my first year as Captain so very enjoyable albeit it extremely busy! I have enjoyed all the County Meetings and of course watching and supporting our squad of very talented girls. It has been a real joy but the icing on the cake has to be P&K winning the Inter County Team Championships at Downfield and making our way to the Scottish Finals. It was fantastic and thank you to all who supported and kept up with all that was happening.

My warmest congratulations go to all our prize winners last night and below is some of the photo's from the evening. If anyone would like a copy to be emailed just contact me and I will be happy to do so.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tomorrow will evening is our Annual General Meeting and Dinner at Craigiehill Golf Club. Our secretary Alex Bushby has had a great response, with approx. 60 members coming along. If you haven't already contacted Alex with your acceptance please do so as soon as possible to enable us to keep Craigiehill informed of numbers.
I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow night.

Monday, October 20, 2008


Angus County hosted a very successful competition yesterday which featured past and present County squad members and juniors from 4 counties (Angus, Stirling & Clackmannanshire, Fife and Perth & Kinross) yesterday at Edzell Golf Club. 24 parings took part in all. Although no P&K pairings were in the prizewinners our top pairing was Dawn Butchart and Erin Millar who returned a very credible 38 points.
The winners were Fiona Gilbert and Claire Borthwick with 40 stableford points on the better inward half from Shonagh Raitt and Katie Reid. Frances Millar and Louise Smith were 3rd, also with 40 points, losing out on the last 6 holes.The prize for the best 1st nine holes went to Ann Hay and Gail Wilson from Angus, and the best 2nd 9 went to Lorna Fury and Kym Honeyman from Fife.
Well done to everyone and I hope you all enjoyed your day, I certainly did! And of course many thanks to Aileen Hunter of Angus who organised the day. Below are photos of our pairings.

Friday, October 17, 2008


County Team Player Alexandra Bushby and her mother, P&K Member Sandy Bushby are making their way to the Dailymail Foursomes Finals at Dalmahoy this weekend. Alex and Sandy are the only P&K members who are taking part and we wish them the very best.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Blairgowrie Golf Club were hosts for the annual Scratch League Dinner last night where Craigiehill were declared the winners for 2008. Alyth were 2nd and Strathmore 3rd. Above is the trophy being presented by Blairgowrie Vice Captain Liz Fertacz to Alison Stockley of Craigiehill.
The evening was well attended, Susan Arbuckle chaired the meeting and various points were raised and discussed. Following the meeting we all enjoyed a lovely meal.
Craigiehill will now be our hosts next year and it was agreed that the results will be posted following each match on our website. So look out for the scores here next year!
Many thanks once again to Blairgowrie and well done to winners Craigiehill.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Angus County have once again organised an Adult and Junior greensomes competition. All Adults should be current or past county squad members and junior girls must be under 18 with a handicap of 36 or less. The hope is that this format will give junior girls the opportunity to play along side established talented lady golfers.

This is the second year this has been organised by Angus and with such a great turnout it is certainly turning out to be a very popular event.

I have highlighted our pairings.

10.30: M Summers & L Smith - E Moffat & A Tait
10.37: J Brown & A Pryde - L Fury & K Honeyman
10.44: H Anderson & A Summers - A Wilton & S Munro
10.51: C Penman & J Chalmers - D Ford & L Whyte
10.58: F Blair & E Jamieson - D Watson & S McGuire
11.05: F Gilbert & A Alston - L Walker & L Campbell
11.12: C Capocci & J Laird - J Yellowlees & A Burnett
11.19: S Raitt & K Reid - G Lambie & E Aird
11.26: A Hay & G Wilson - S Leighton & M Aird
11.33: E Allison & A Goodwin - D Butchart & E Millar
11.38: E Goodwin & N Underhill - F Ramsay & E Watson
11.45: AN Other & AN Other - L McGregor & A Hutton

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Congratulations to P & K County team member Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore/North of Scotland Champion) who won the Scottish Ladies' Golfing Association Champion of Champions tournament after a playoff over the Glasgow Gailes links in Ayrshire this afternoon. Alexandra had tied fellow P&K teammate, Carly Booth, who qualified as Scottish Girls Champion, on 76, ( SS 77) and although Alex had a better inward half, the rules stipulated a playoff in the event of a tie. Carly outdrove her on the first hole, but Alexandra put her second nicely on the green and sank a tricky 8 foot putt for a birdie 3 and the Championship. As a result of her splendid score Alexandra has reduced her handicap to Scratch - well done to both girls from everyone at P & K.

Full results:
76 Alexandra Bushby (North of Scotland), Carly Booth (Scottish Girls) [A Bushby won after a playoff]
78 Rachael Livingstone (Midlothian) bih, Cara Gruber (Northern Counties)
79 Mary Smith (Senior Strokeplay)
80 Susan Wood (Lanarkshire)
82 Fiona de Vries (Veterans)
83 Laura Walker (Perth and Kinross)
86 Megan Briggs (Renfrewshire)
87 Rebecca Wilson (Angus), Lorna Bennett (Senior Matchplay)
88 Ruth Carroll (East Lothian), Lindsay Kirkwood (Dumfriesshire

Thursday, October 09, 2008


This Sunday the SLGA will host the Champion of Champions tournament over the Glasgow Gailes links, Ayrshire. Only 15 competitors will take part in this prestigious event and three are from P&K. Team members Alex Bushby qualified as North of Scotland Champion, Carly Booth as Scottish Girls Champion and Laura Walker as our County Champion.

Good luck from all at P&K!!

The full draw is as follows:

11.30 Ruth Carroll (East Lothian), Lindsey Kirkwood (Dumfries-shire).
11.40 Rachael Livingstone (Midlothian), Alexandra Bushby (North of Scotland).
11.50 Louise Kenney (East of Scotland, Rebecca Wilson (Angus).
12.00 Lorna Bennett (Senior match-play), Susan Wood (Lanarkshire), Morag MacPherson (Ayrshire).
12.10 Laura Walker (Perth & Kinross), Fona De Vries (Veterans), Cara Gruber (Northern Counties).
12.20 Carly Booth (Scottish girls), Megan Briggs (Renfrewshire), Mary Smith (Senior stroke-play).

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


The Great Britain & Ireland preliminary squad for the 2009 Vagliano Trophy match against the Continent of Europe at Hamburger Golf Club, Falkenstein,Germany on July 24 and 25 next year has been announced and I am delighted to report that two P&K players have been selected. They are Carly Booth and Roseanne Niven. Both Carly and Roseanne had outstanding seasons and we are very proud of this achievement.

Well done to both.

Below is the full squad. Names are in Alphabetical order

1. Hannah Barwood (ENG) (Knowle).
2 Liz Bennett (ENG) (Brokenhurst Manor).
3 Carly Booth (SCO) (Comrie).
4 Amy Boulden (WAL) (Maesdu).
5 Hannah Burke (ENG) (Mid Herts)
6 Krystle Caithness (SCO) (St Regulus)
7 Tara Delaney (IRE) (Carlow)
8 Naomi Edwards (ENG) (Ganton)
9 Jodi Ewart (ENG) (Catterick)
10 Sahra Hassan (WAL) (Vale of Glamorgan)
11 Rachel Jennings (ENG) (Izaak Walton)
12 Niamh Kitching (IRE) (Claremorris)
13 Breanne Loucks (WAL) (Wrexham)
14 Kelsey MacDonald (SCO) (Nairn Dunbar)
15 Leona Maguire (IRE) (Slieve Russell)
16 Lisa Maguire (IRE) (Slieve Russell)
17 Danielle McVeigh (IRE) (Royal County Down Ladies')
18 Roseanne Niven (SCO) (Crieff)
19 Florentyna Parker (ENG) (Royal Birkdale)
20 Pamela Pretswell (SCO) (Bothwell Castle)
21 Kerry Smith (ENG) (Waterlooville)
22 Rhian Wyn Thomas (WAL) (Vale of Glamorgan)
23 Michele Thomson (SCO) (McDonald Ellon)
24 Kelly Tidy (ENG) (Royal Birkdale)
25 Kylie Walker (SCO) (Buchanan Castle)
26 Sally Watson (SCO) (Elie & Earlsferry Ladies)

The breakdown of the nationalities are as follows:
English 9, Scottish 8, Irish 5, Welsh 4.

Monday, October 06, 2008


Some time ago I reported on a Golfathon which was organised by Alex Bushby. Six of us took part playing 54 holes over Strathmore Golf Course. We started at 7.45am and had a 15 min break at 11.30 then the last two rounds were completed without a break and we finished the day at 8pm.

It really was a great day and we all even managed to enjoy ourselves!

A huge thank you to all the girls who took part plus all the other squad members who, although unavailable on the day, still contributed by getting sponsors or running raffles. We also had very kind contributions from individual members plus Strathmore Golf Centre were fantastic as they not only provided courtesy of the course but David also put up a very nice bottle of malt and sold raffle tickets all day, he also had a bucket for visitors to sponsor us and he sold a rounds of golf for 4 at Strathmore in aid of our funds. David also provided snacks for the girls at the end of play. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!

Catherine, our treasurer, has now got the final total for the monies raised and the grand total was a fantastic £1337.90.

WOW or what!! I really as so proud of the girls for all their hard work and enthusiasm throughout the whole year they really have been an absolute joy!

Many thanks to all who contributed and of course to the girls for all their efforts!


A very big thank you to Susan Arbuckle who has forwarded the final results of the 2008 Scratch League and Craigiehill with 11 points were the winners this year. In 2nd place was Alyth on 9 points. There were four teams on 8 points, Strathmore taking 3rd place on most games won.

Full results are as follows:

1st: Craigie Hill (11)
2nd: Alyth (9)
3rd: Strathmore (8)
4th: Pitlochry (8)
5th: Blairgowrie (8)
6th: Dunkeld (8)
7th: Auchterarder (4)
8th: Crieff (0)

Scratch League dinner is next Tuesday 14th October at Blairgowrie. See you there.